Battles Continue to Rage in Eastern Damascus as Regime Forces Suffer Heavy Losses

Fighters of the Free Syrian Army have pressed on with their offensive to break the siege on the districts of Qaboun and Barza in eastern Damascus. Dozens of airstrikes and a barrage of artillery shelling by regime forces and their allies have so far failed to reverse the FSA and rebel gains. Activists on Tuesday said that the FSA and rebel groups have reached the Fares Khoury Street, adding that they are now pushing towards the Abbassiyen Bus Station as part of the second phase of the offensive they launched on Sunday. The FSA and rebel offensive came in response … Continue reading Battles Continue to Rage in Eastern Damascus as Regime Forces Suffer Heavy Losses

FSA Shakes Ground under Regime Feet in Damascus

Fighters of the Free Syrian Army have made big gains against regime forces in eastern Damascus in a surprise, coordinated offensive they launched early on Sunday. The FSA groups managed to break the siege regime forces and their allies have imposed on the districts of Qaboun and Barzah since late 2012. The two districts have been subjected to relentless aerial and artillery bombardment by regime forces who have been trying to advance on the besieged districts in order to force an evacuation deal on civilian trapped inside. Regime forces have employed the same tactic to empty many areas across Syria … Continue reading FSA Shakes Ground under Regime Feet in Damascus

Rights Group: Survivors of Regime’s Bombardment Are Killed under Torture

Fadel Abdul Ghani, director of the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR), said that Syrian civilians who survive bombardment by the Assad regime and its allies often die under torture in Assad’s prisons or in summary executions by his militias. In a report marking the sixth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, Abdul Ghani said that aerial bombardment by regime forces did not stop despite the ceasefire which came into force in December 29. He noted that aerial bombardment continues to cause civilian casualties, especially in the Dara’a, Eastern Ghouta, Idlib, and the Alwaer district in Homs in Homs. Abdul Ghani … Continue reading Rights Group: Survivors of Regime’s Bombardment Are Killed under Torture

The 6th Anniversary of the Breakout of the Popular Uprising towards Freedom, and the Killing of the First Civilians

207,000 Civilians Have Been Killed Including 24,000 Children and 23,000 Females; 94% of the Victims were Killed by the Syrian-Iranian-Russian Alliance SNHR has released a report entitled: “The 6th Anniversary of the Breakout of the Popular Uprising towards Freedom, and the Killing of the First Civilians”. The report includes an update on the civilian death toll, children death toll, female death toll, victims due to torture, medical personnel death toll, and media activists death toll. The report notes that these days mark the 6th anniversary of the popular uprising in Syria that called for freedom, justice, and dignity by overthrowing … Continue reading The 6th Anniversary of the Breakout of the Popular Uprising towards Freedom, and the Killing of the First Civilians

Syrian Coalition Condemns Int’l Anti-ISIS Coalition Airstrikes on Aljeena Village

The Syrian Coalition condemned the airstrikes launched by the international anti-ISIS coalition on the village of Aljeena in western rural Aleppo on Thursday. The airstrikes left at least 75 people killed and around 100 more wounded. In a press release issued earlier on Saturday, the Syrian Coalition said the attack targeted people inside a mosque during prayers time. It stressed that perpetrators of the attack must be held accountable as available evidence suggested that the attack was not due to negligence, but was carried out with a view to killing the people gathered inside. The Coalition called for an immediate … Continue reading Syrian Coalition Condemns Int’l Anti-ISIS Coalition Airstrikes on Aljeena Village

Coalition Presents Turkish Authorities with Legal Memorandum Asking for Prosecution of Assad Regime Pilot

The Syrian Coalition’s legal committee presented a legal memorandum to the Turkish Foreign Ministry asking for the prosecution of the Assad regime pilot Mohammed Sufhan currently held by the Turkish authorities. Sufhan’s fighter jet crashed on the Turkish side of the border and he parachuted into Turkish territory in early March. The Coalition says the pilot is involved in carrying out massacres against Syrian civilians as he was on a bombing mission in Idlib province. The committee presented the memorandum to the Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, the minister of justice, and the judicial authorities in Turkey. Head of the … Continue reading Coalition Presents Turkish Authorities with Legal Memorandum Asking for Prosecution of Assad Regime Pilot

Syria claims Israeli jet shot down after strike near Palmyra, IDF says all aircraft undamaged

FILE PHOTO: An Israeli Air Force F-15 fighter jet The Syrian Army says Israeli military jets hit a “military target” near Palmyra in a raid overnight. In retaliation the jets were targeted by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles. According to a Syrian Army statement, a total of four Israeli jets breached Syrian airspace on Friday morning, Reuters reports. Syria’s air defenses shot down one of the Israeli jets over “occupied ground” and damaged another. The Israeli Army confirmed it had conducted airstrikes on several targets in Syria, Israel National News reported. However, the IDF insists that none of the jets was harmed. … Continue reading Syria claims Israeli jet shot down after strike near Palmyra, IDF says all aircraft undamaged